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an r.s.s. feeds now in the palm of your. question on the call. failed expectations for us and dashes libyan rebels hopes for diplomatic recognition and it stops short of funneling new money to the opposition. nato pledges to continue its military campaign in libya it's all kind of gadhafi stops fighting but the leader says he's beyond the reach of the other it's. under the countdown begins with a thousand days to go before the next winter olympics kick off in russia hundreds of volunteers are setting the move across the country.
a very warm welcome to you this is our live from moscow now the u.s. has denied libyan rebels official recognition it comes after a visit to the white house by a senior member of the opposition council which is pushing for international support for libyan envoy says the rebels are having trouble getting washington to release colonel gadhafi has frozen assets the u.s. side earlier promised to hand over some of the multi-billion dollar funds to the opposition journalist patrick hayes says the rebel allegiance with the west is only alienating the libyan people. robert gates said but he's cautious about understanding who makes up the opposition and then caution is commendable because this is humanitarian intervention by the west in libya it wasn't a planned strategy use a war without any real aim it was something that the west young thin thin without
any real clear sense of who they're doing it on their behalf of who the rebels are and what they want to achieve from it transitional national council of libya now a completely orientated towards the west towards nato toward the america they want to try and get acceptance from obama. from western leaders they're not looking towards the libyan people it means that self-determination doesn't come from the libyan people it comes from this kind of political elite in libya who are basically just trying to tell the west what it wants to hear the recognition has to come from the libyan people it can come from the west it's not just about getting rid of gadhafi it's about bringing about a democratic libya which is very much a process that has a struggle for by the people of libya you can't form libya into democracy the solution doesn't come from the west removing gadhafi and i think it would be absolutely dreadful if this does end up killing gadhafi because gadhafi should be removed by libyan hands and not by the west and the latest news we have out of
libya at this point here on r t is that more nato airstrikes of the libyan capital tripoli following a defiant broadcast from colonel gadhafi he says that he's beyond the reach of the coalition meantime washington insists the u.s. will continue its campaign in the country as long as the libyan leader continues to its hiker's own people but is asking laurent list of reports the motivation of the u.s. led alliance is under scrutiny. for. several decades i am sure as a leader it's still the question it's top of mind when it comes to the world's largest military alliance any people i think to wonder at the end of the. lo and behold. here that. set out to counter perceived threats from the soviet union the north atlantic treaty organization has plowed ahead without an enemy after the end of the. some facts that the alliance
gorst its reason to exist instead what happened in fact and in violation of even the accords and the agreements at the time was nato aggressively expanded. and a larger alliance that once promised peace has instead pledged bombs and troops to afghanistan going on a decade and in its latest endeavor lobs air strikes into libya despite uniting a new church egypt goes back in november libya has launched the allies it did discord some countries don't want to actually you know shoot ground targets some. air targets which are not. i mean it's the infighting it's unclear what motives are really behind the planes flying in the name of nato over the african country is that the personal aspirations of a leader france was among the first to push for intervention france wants to get in
on what i call the imperial condominium a really kind of quest of the african or is it the showcase in a new arms race military buyers love to have weapons that are tested in a war if your weapon system does very well in a war you can count on sales going up in fact the only two planes now in contention for a ten billion dollar order of one hundred twenty six planes from india are the euro fighter typhoon and the french for a fell the very ones french and british allies have been flying over this. is it the opportunity to oust the gadhafi regime that is u.s. policy to get off it needs to go and prop up one more favorable to us foreign policy interests try to. cater. to which of course this group is. a so-called humanitarian intervention that critics argue. was never warranted which now may be
causing a humanitarian crisis we didn't stop a bloodbath but we are prolonging and perpetuating the suffering of civilians in libya suffering that is now washing up on the shores of nato allies by the boatload of refugees though the united states has seemingly stepped back from libya he was the number one contributor to nato and therefore many would see the us really as being nato now this comes at a time when the conflict in libya on the ground more and more people are calling a stalemate and it's the allied and fighting as well as rising costs in every sense that fame question people have been asking for decades comes to mind at the end of the. yeah nato lauren lyster artsy washington d.c. . now the libyan government says a nato air strike has killed eleven muslim clerics in the east and porter i got a coalition of claims facility as it. was being used to coordinate attacks on civilians power antenatal activists rick ross off size the alliance is intimidating
me and so i world with its campaign in libya. working with. google groups and. it will. serve. your conservatives. as though it would be a good thing for some states and they won't start until they've achieved their kids from the other nations around the world to receive this occasion to bring peace to the united states britain france germany sweden. or warplanes of the same. sense of purpose and since were threatened with this is working for you if you don't going forward for your portable terms this is a dangerous organization the world. means to. a strong response working out of the united nations and not the us word military board is in georgia resort. now you stay with us here on r.t.
and still to come for this hour until the well runs dry outside the glamour of india's bollywood capital numbed by thousands of courting the daily battle just for clean drinking. i mean take you to a russian a city on the banks of europe's longest river to explore how the waterway brings vitality both to the region's folktales and its economy that's coming your way soon . but there's a festive mood all across russia with exactly a thousand days to go before the two thousand and fourteen winter olympics in sochi massive clashes are being held in the black sea resort and of course here in the capital are to speak of all of it has more on the celebrations. here in russia everybody very excited about the twenty fourteen games that will be held in sochi now we have seen events all around across russia celebrating not just. one
thousand day milestone the clock has now been ten don't insult she counting down to the opening ceremony that will take place and if the time well is also other events going on here in moscow large group of people on roller blades and roller skates taking part in a i one thousand meter fun race one state i guess if you will around one of australia's biggest hawks flying the flag for sochi twenty fourteen will power to that they've been braving which is a terrible weather right here in the russian capital right now but the the highlights will be there to musical spectaculars that will take place one here remote the other in sochi where the games will happen themselves know cos winter sports incredibly popular here in russia and russia has a great track record when it comes to the games however last time out in vancouver they didn't do too well resulted in a lot of changes when it came to personnel and it also can i sing it in training in old and getting people ready for the winter olympics those people are now in place
will be looking to make the sochi twenty fourteen games the games where russia gets back on track and gets back winning the gold medals that they paid became so used to over the years but beads russia put forward to the international olympic committee was quite an unusual pace it was something that impress the judges sochi is a i resort town known as the the russian riviera town though it's more of a summer holiday destination however the mountains across new pollyanna are perfect for winter sports and this is a lot of ice being passed on really putting the winter games into you want to say they almost tropical resort so this is a list of who would have to be done to make sure that she is ready we can now hear from michael a dentist who looks he's about just how. those preparations are coming along. a miracle with the making construction of so cheese bolshoi ice bellis is entering its final stage took less than two years to wreck this giant structure like most of
the venues here in sochi it's being built on schedule or what used to move you know all the facilities here except maybe for the main olympic stadium well to be completed by two thousand and twelve so that they can be used during test competitions. and mess of construction effort was launched in two thousand and seven when sochi won't be a limp dick bit believe big construction sites know consume more than half the region's cement supplies over three hundred fifty thousand trance more than a did they have thousand workers take part in the project three hundred of them are foreigners the venue's beside stadiums and ice rinks include broods tunnels and bridges together with new schools and hospitals they will leave a lasting legacy for the tropical black sea resort so there is great excitement and high hopes the southern russian city wresting of the big event but i doubt you can see the preparations there being go the streets are cleaner. more tourists will come the olympics will bring festive mood into town. i think the medals will be
ours and russia's team will be form bertrade home. a killer pair pair and snow leopards have been recently picked as the olympic mascots less than three years time this dream team will greet the athletes and visitors of the two thousand and fourteen sochi winter games. one of the greatest sporting spectacles on the planet is just one thousand days away but if the four children pick vision is going to be as grand as russia imagines every minute down to earth completing the mammoth construction now for a long time and then budget there is more security sochi there we're hearing that the the work almost complete in some stages and certainly on track els everywhere else to make sure that in a thousand days time when the opening ceremony takes place in the olympic torch is lit in sochi that everything's ready for a fantastic winter games. some are used to clean water or
something quite ordinary for millions of finding is finding it rather it is a daily struggle in years gone by many local families lack adequate water supply although they say some have been are simply poor away at his previous route i found out how difficult the search for water can be even in the country's economic hub. in mumbai india the financial center for one of the thousand just growing economies in the world. and the heart of india's beloved bollywood film industry but beyond the glitz and glam there is another story playing out on the streets of india's most populous city terrorism i.v. cup at six pm and walk to a village that does one in half hours every to get two buckets of drinking water. this is shannon monica she's twelve years old and her life in mumbai literally revolves around finding water. basically the myth that i do i'm going to school because i have to work at home my mom and dad look at your blows and they have to
go so i have to stay back and won't get home from morning to evening in this slum it's actually more common to see a satellite dish bringing these people cable t.v. than it is to see a working tap to bring them water one point two million people in mumbai live in an authorised slums and are entitled to government services like water even after walking hours to get to a tap the water only runs at specific times for sometimes as little as ten minutes . while the people in it got community have managed to find a broken pipe in a gutter not far from their homes many indians are spending up to ten percent of their salaries to buy usable water water access isn't just a problem that affects people living in the slums actually thirty five percent of households in mumbai receive less than the desired one hundred liters of water per person per day and many of those people live in middle class communities and the number of sawan is in mumbai housewife despite living in
a more modern apartment so wants to has to schedule her day around when she can get water. without that we get water at four am for one and a half for us since we just get it for just one and a ha far we have to wake up early and get all the work done so wants us to fill the tank on her roof during the time the city gives her access to water and if she needs more than the tank of water she's able to fill she's out of luck water is an issue that seems to affect everyone here and five there is a one man managed to escape the problem is they must look a somebody and is worth twenty seven billion us dollars and hen house there are hydroponic hanging gardens swimming pool why are they reportedly years of five hundred years of water every month it's something that angers me here while most are used to seeing the great contra. between rich and poor on a daily basis they believe that it's access and waste that is unfair. you have come
to give me memorandum and want to collected from various slums if there is a shortage of or do we have to give him or we came here to tell him this and produced it and for those who have no choice but to plan their day around why retrieval it's a painful reminder that even when it comes to basic necessities the wealthy elite still has the advantage. what a lot but i feel bad in our house we get water for only one and a half hours whereas we have enough water to one day even to waste it a constant battle to meet they're dealing it's preassure either party mumbai india . well if you ever want to break from the t.v. there's always more world news and videos of course on our website here's some of what you got waiting for you right now at r.t. dot com and u.s. congressman ron paul will be running for president in two thousand pro we explore whether the tea party candidate has a chance to land america's job. smokescreen for troubled greenpeace
activists warn moscow could once more be covered in smog and just about a week's time unless officials take spreading wildfires seriously right out of russia faces a repeat of last summer's heat wave r.t. talk of. pakistan's parliament has slammed the u.s. operation that killed osama bin laden two weeks ago and condemned continued drone attacks on its soil islamabad said violations of its sovereignty will no longer be tolerated pakistan's security chief reportedly offered to resign over failing to track down bin laden but he was kept in office parties military contributor says the u.s. should have been more careful in planning this raid. nobody can give the u.s. administration unique capability to model the waters and bondo the message last week they us president obama deployed two top u.s. officials to negate the negative impact from the overkill verbosity of that has
come from the white house first it was u.s. attorney general eric holder who tried to change that perception about whether that direct orders for the you be l. raid war to kill or capture and then as going to stray shoe dispatched the u.s. national security adviser thomas danny. both gave their best to cover political interference in to cold bird special forces missions in pakistan but inadvertently compromised the whole nature of the operation this was designed first and foremost as a political campaign not as if this special operation authorized somebody to step up and talk to media make sure that you get together all your national security teams and delegate just one person who will have all necessary information
and a story to speak on behalf of the u.s. president you all with live from moscow let's go to some other stories now from around the globe but this hour syria says troops on time pulling out of the protests which at least six people were killed i should say they're ready donna with your position meanwhile international pressure is mounting on syrian authorities a brutal crackdown eight hundred casualties and a thousand arrests in the two months the e.u. and u.s. have imposed sanctions against syria as washington writes with you. before. former first lady of egypt is said to be recovering after treatment for chest pain suzanne mubarak became ill after all saudis ordered her detention for fifteen days on charges of illegal acquisition of wealth the former president himself was also accused of illegal gangs as well as ordering the deaths of the regime protesters
he's currently under detention in a military hospital. and the singer michel martelly is due to be sworn in as haiti's new president the new leader faces the huge task of restoring the country after one of the deadliest earthquakes in history which left hundreds of thousands without homes friday police and protesters clashed outside the presidential palace as demonstrators marched carrying a coffin with the name of the ongoing president. of the u.s. envoy to the middle east is stepping down after two years in the role george mitchell explained his decision by growing frustration over the impasse in talks between israel and the palestinians accepting the resignation of president obama called him a quote tireless advocate for peace mitchell also helped broker an accord in northern ireland. well with the u.s.
debt ceiling already at a staggering high almost half of america is now refusing to buy the proposals to raise it still further and rather government struggles for a compromise now a resident in new york laurie harnessed asked people in the big apple what they would do. if the u.s. stocks borrowing money it could negatively affect the whole world economy if it continues to borrow money it could accumulate a burden that's too heavy to carry so as the us best approaches the debt ceiling of over fourteen trillion dollars that congress just put into place in two thousand and ten should it can fit or raising meant that feeling even more this week let's talk about that do you think they should raise the debt limit again i'm not sure they shoot but they will because they really have to that's how do we get to a place where we have to keep doing it. because. killing to work expenditure if you have to try to out national parks if you have to. saving the
turtle or you have to say that cut out some teachers drops maybe three percent here three percent or three were worth just the small percent off of everything have to cut everyone has to give up something would you be willing to give up two more percent of your salary no tax no tax raises at all you'd be willing to pay more in taxes yeah a little bit i think is patriotic. i you do what's with that people you know say that they're so patriotic and that they're american and they stand for america but then they're not willing to pay more taxes for the country but i think the only political system that's kind of relevant to christianity is socialism and i don't think jesus would be very happy with us not sharing it's a shame what's happening middle america is disappearing this should be happening do you think middle america is aware of the corporate sizing of america it seems like people don't even realize how they are you know i would agree with you i think middle america is such good citizens nobody wants to make it any they want to be rabble rousers you know they want to be included in the whole process but when you
see people from the economic you know any three million dollars or seventy million or whatever or a.b.c. making forty five minute i mean what happens with to make money back doing to hire people if you people working there what i would think would have much more value for everybody the world economies in the same situation you know you look at what's happening with china. going to be economic situation of the time being a pretty bad there so to regroup the whole system just needs to say whether or not you think the u.s. should raise the debt ceiling the bottom line is given the fact that we've done it five and four times since nine hundred sixty two i think it's fair to say that it's going to be great again very soon. this is from now we invite you want to trip across russia so you can stay just where you off the meantime. bring you the most exciting stories of life in the
world's biggest country. and today we continue to explore the volgograd region in the south of russia it lies along the banks of the volga river the longest in all of europe which also gave the area its name the river has played an important part in the life of the russian people and in the country's folklore it's known as mother volga things done by explains why the giant waterway is so precious to the heart of red many russians and of course the heart of the economy. the mighty volga it runs deep through the russian soul it has provided inspiration for songs and poems and is the country's main north south archery and decades ago schumann ingenuity connected to the don't revert to the west image of straights the first
centuries people dreamt of connecting the two rivers now this canal is century joins distance ceased together. for both the dawn till now is an engineering marvel within a day a vessel can pass the canals thirteen blocks ten million tons of shipping does so every year. another concrete giant is this finished fifty years ago it's the biggest hydroelectric plant in europe it powers the local city of volgograd and sends lots more electricity to moscow hydroelectric plant behind me is a potent example of how much the volga can provide but harnessing a river like this isn't without its cost. fishermen have been watching fish stocks for years they see the slow damage the downing of the river has done especially to russia's prized sturgeon the source of caviar but then i visited the hydroelectric plant has done significant damage because it stopped fish swimming up river to this morning grounds they turned back and start swimming downstream and now we don't
know where they are. within a year all these houses would've gone fall into the river. to pentagon how many of the hydroelectric plants turbines are on the water level can change suddenly and dramatically too suddenly for the banks to absorb it plays havoc with the canal to . that's a city little we can only let the ships we have enough water for last year the water level dropped because of this hydroelectric plant and it caused big problems we could only look through smaller ships offloaded ones. control of the river flow by the plant has made building the boulders for the plane more attractive serious floods are less likely but the water that is put into the drains is taken away from the fish that need it to cover when people started building on the floodplain the places where the fish pond then flood anymore most of the spawning grounds are now
gun and now it could last the voice of the voters of color g. might start being heard after fifty years of damage the plant may change its regime to release water for the rivers benefit not just its own. for the first time in fifty years the rules will contain a point on maintaining biodiversity in the river will still have a chance to bring the boulder back to life meaning that the mighty volga is treated with the respect it deserves tom watson. and i'll show you here on t.v. we explore whether there's a political agenda behind the professed idealist ambitions of wiki leaks that's often a review of the hours made news in just a few moments. yes
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